North Shore Times : February 1st 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 NEWS Tel: 09 443 7640 | Txt: 027 599 2666 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.pharmacy.school.nz Right now, the pharmacy industry needs qualified pharmacy technicians and assistants. A School of Pharmacy qualification will make you instantly employable and prepare you for a lucrative career. Visit our website, phone or text us to find out about our range of course options. BH/6675/6x27/NST Starts Feb 2013 5012535AM TV a reality for Carla Shore star: Birkenhead resident Carla Banks will appear in the first episode of the new television show Starting Over. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH HOMELESS at 13 and pregnant at 17, Carla Banks is now set to become a reality television star. The 38-year-old Birkenhead resi- dent will appear in the premiere episode of Starting Over on Febru- ary 10. The programme helps women carve a new career path and gives them a physical makeover. Ms Banks received new front teeth, botox, a new hairstyle and an updated wardrobe. A film crew followed her journey for more than four months as she sought to combine her passion for social work, which she studied at university, with her current career as a film and television makeup artist. She has worked on shows such as New Zealand s Got Talent, Outrage- ous Fortune and Good Morning. Ms Banks, of Nga Puhi and Scot- tish descent, started up the makeup department at Maori Television and says there is not a Kiwi celebrity whose face she has not done. Starting Over also touches on Ms Banks' childhood. She was brought up in Remuera but family problems meant she was on her own at 13. For a time there I was homeless. It was a really dark time in my life, I was a bit of a street kid,'' she says. She ended up in the court system because she was skipping school and hanging out with some pretty undesirable people''. After a year-long battle against the State, her 19-year-old sister won custody. She says at the time, her sister was the youngest person to take custody of a minor who was not biologically their own. At the age of 15 she was homeless again, until she was taken in by the family of her son's father about a year later. Ms Banks has now lived in Birkenhead with her husband and children for the past 12 years. I came to stay on the Shore for one week about 16 years ago now. I can't leave, I love it,'' she says. For someone who is used to work- ing around cameras, being in front of them was a new experience, she says. They're in your face and you're like Oh my gosh, this is a little bit of a role reversal' and then you sort of forget about it, and so that's why I'm cringing a little bit.'' She says she is scared about seeing how the weekly diary cams' will turn out. Starting Over premieres on February 10 at 7.30pm on Vibe, Sky channel 7. Police look into injuries Police believe a man who was found seriously hurt outside a North Shore toilet block inflicted the injuries on himself. The 40-year-old West Auckland man was found on Lake Rd, Belmont, about 8.30pm on Monday. He was taken to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition and underwent surgery the next day. Senior Sergeant Grant Tetzlaff says they have been unable to speak to the man because of his condition but witness statements suggest he caused the injuries himself. ''At the moment we're not looking for anyone else,'' he says. ''For residents, there's no need to panic.'' Mr Tetzlaff expected to speak to the man later today or during weekend and hoped he would be able to shed more light on what happened. Song bird's back to doing what she loves Soul star: Singer Aaradhna, who lives in Albany, will be part of this year's More FM Summer Vineyard Tour. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH GIVEAWAY Win a copy of Aaradhna's new album Treble & Reverb and a single pass to the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour in Auckland on February 23 at the Turanga Vineyard. Email email@example.com with Aaradhna in the subject line. Go to northshoretimes.co.nz and click on latest edition to see Aaradhna's latest music video. After years out of the limelight, North Shore singer Aaradhna is back with a new album and sum- mer tour plans. Aaradhna and her partner Leon Henry, who plays for the Brea- kers, live in Albany. The 29-year-old released a new album Treble & Reverb in Novem- ber last year after a taking a break from the industry in 2010. She describes the album as honest and having a doo-wop, soul, hip-hop style twist''. She says she is really grateful to be back in the game. I did a whole lot of soul- searching and I didn't know if I wanted to do music again. I was quite depressed and just doing nothing.'' Her passion was reignited when Mr Henry's basketball career took the couple to live in Romania. Her inspiration came from listening to soul greats such as Amy Winehouse, whose Back to Black album she had on repeat for days. The first single Wake Up from Treble & Reverb was written by Aaradhna as a plea to herself when she realised she wanted to get back into music. Music is all I know and I took it for granted,'' she says. Aaradhna is in the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour with Op Shop, Che Fu and Missy Higgins. She says she is excited and had heard about the tour in the past. It sounded pretty awesome, so to be a part of it this year is pretty major.'' She says she still gets nervous every time she performs. A larger crowd is a lot more scary for me, I like small, intimate crowds. But outdoor events are fun,'' she says. She is also part of a Waitangi Day concert in Flat Bush, South Auckland.
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